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Iranian Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Goes Free on World Press Freedom Day

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Iran, Breaking News, Censorship, Freedom of Speech, Advox
Atena Farghadani with her mother, Saedeh Zeynali. From the Facebook page of journalist Atefeh Eghbal [1]

Atena Farghadani with her mother, Saedeh Zeynali. Image: Facebook

The Iranian activist and cartoonist Atena Farghadani has been released from Evin Prison. On April 26, Global Voices reported [2] that her sentence had been reduced from 12 years to 18 months. On World Press Freedom Day, May 3, she was released.

The cartoonist's May 3 release was a popular subject on social media throughout Iran and the international human rights community, including this tweet by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran:

Atena Faraghdani has been freed.

Persian readers can find out more here: آتنا فرقدانی از زندان اوین آزاد شد+تصویر [5]

For past coverage on Global Voices of Atena Farghadani's case: